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Old 12-22-2008, 05:29 PM   #21
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The NW is not prepared with proper equipment for this kind of sustained weather, its ruining a lot of people's Christmases!


No SHIAT! My store has been a morgue the last week when it's supposed to be at it's busiest. The economy had already kicked me in the nuts then this weather happened. As a small business owner I feel like I'm in the cage with Nogueira sitting on my chest raining elbows down.
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Old 12-22-2008, 05:32 PM   #22
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lol, I don't drive my turbo car if it looks like it might rain.

I shouldn't be driving it but I am. I'm thinking I should crank my coilovers up some though! Let's see, we have 12"+ accumulation, rutted, iced up, packed snow on the roads and my ground clearance is????
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Old 12-22-2008, 06:00 PM   #23
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well hub to fender is only about 12"....so you're fucked, I can't believe you made it, how long is the trip from house to work? mines about 26 miles and a lot of hills, there's no way I woulda made it, plus my dad has my chains on his subaru, I'm about to make a beer run on my quad.
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Old 12-23-2008, 05:32 PM   #24
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Sounds like we are about the same up here in bellingham. At this point, the snow is too deep for my lowered miata and too deep for my girlfriend's stock ride height integra. Wasn't even going to attempt taking her to work yesterday or today.

I'm getting very bored though. I'm really sick of trudging around in the snow but I cannot drive anywhere.

Can see the integra to the right of the garage, and kinda see my poor miata to the left of the garage...
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This is how deep it was before we got our last 6 inches.
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:06 PM   #25
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I drove a 1.8t A4 way back in the day and that is perfectly normal when you're pushing the car. That little K03 doesn't like being stressed! You won't see any problems from it.
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:12 PM   #26
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It's starting to melt a bit down here. I give it a week and we're seeing green again.

Here's one I snapped yesterday, makes me wish I still lived in Michigan.
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Old 12-24-2008, 12:32 PM   #27
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My commute is primarily I-5 from Charbonneau to my store by Washington Square Mall. About 15 miles. The ruts are deadly. I'm not looking forward to putting the car on a lift after this is over and seeing what damage I've done to the undercarriage.

I've got a lot of snow miles under my belt from when I was young and had the time to go skiing. It's pretty funny seeing all these people out in jacked up 4wd's with chains on all 4 tires and I'm driving right along with them in a Miata! Where the ruts are too deep and I'd get high centered I try to ride on the crests of them. I do enjoy a challenge!
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Old 12-24-2008, 04:23 PM   #28
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It's starting to melt a bit down here. I give it a week and we're seeing green again.

Here's one I snapped yesterday, makes me wish I still lived in Michigan.
That's awesome. Feel lucky, Florida is boring year round.
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